STUDENT STATISTICS

Student Statistics for Turkey

Education is the focus and goal of millions of Turkish students. With the growing population and a lack of study spaces, more and more Turkish families are looking beyond the borders in order to find valuable education alternatives.

In a country of over 79,000,000 people (2016 census), more than 65% live in urban areas and 26% of the population is under 14 years of age. A further 35% are between 15-34, so nearly 61% are at the formative age where they are working on their education and shaping their futures.

Age Breakdown*

Age Range Population # (2005 census) % of Total Population
0-14 19,300,568 26%
15-24 13,339,085 18%
25-34 12,663,421 17%
TOTAL 45,303,071 61%

*Source (Ministry of Internal Affairs – Population and Citizens Office)


What are Turkish students looking for?

Following are some statistics, gathered from key education fairs in Turkey between 2012-2016:

Visitor Areas of Interest:

Graduate 45%

Undergraduate 34%

Language Program 41%

Internship, WAT, WAS 25%

Certificate 25%

University Preparation 14%

Summer School 10%

High School 3%

Other 7%

 


Visitor Subjects of Interest

Business and Related Areas 19%

Engineering 19%

Social Sciences 15%

Medicine 6%

Communication 6%

Architecture,Civil Engineering,... 5%

Computer and Math 6%

Fine Arts and Design 5%

Law 5%

Humanities 4%

Tourism 4%

Agriculture and Environment 6%

 


Visitor Age Groups

12 and Under 0%

13-17 5%

18-24 60%

25-34 20%

35+ 15%

 


Visitor Education Profile

University Student 65%

High School Student 22%

Master Student 4%

Primary School Student 1%

Doctorate Student 1%

Associate Degree Student 3%

* These are recorded top three visitor selections; there is overlop of programs and countries of interest being sought